MC208 - Master of Information Technology

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RMIT program code: MC208
Plan name: Master of Information Technology
Plan code: MC208
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 079795G

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2022 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

   Year One of the Program
 
AND   Year Two of Program
 
AND   List of Options Courses:
 

A recommended full-time study load is 48 credit points or Four (4) courses equivalent each semester.
Total number of credit points needed to complete this master's degree is 192 credit points or 16 coursesequivalent.  You can choose one of the following streams:

1. Project Stream:

9 Core Courses
4 Specialisation Courses
1 Program Elective
Software Engineering Postgraduate Project (24 credit points)

2. Research Stream:  (minimum CGPA of 3.0 required)

8 Core Courses
4 Specialisation Courses
1 Program Elective
Minor Thesis (36 credit points)*

*Students planning to take the Minor Thesis/Project must complete COSC2149 Research Methods prior to starting the Minor Thesis/Project. Note: COSC2149 Research Methods is only offered in Semester 1.

 

 

 

VERY IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE ESSENTIALS:

Induction and Orientation Essentials

Before starting your courses in your program, we strongly advise you to complete following induction modules:

 

 

These skills are essential.

 

 

Study Load

 

Full-time study load is 48 credit points or Four (4) courses equivalent each semester.

Part-time study load is 24 credit points or Two (2) course equivalent each semester.

 

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

At RMIT you can apply for credit so your previous learning or experience counts toward your RMIT program.

  • Lodge the relevant credit/RPL form(s) on the with all your supporting documents, to ensure you can enrol the correct courses for the semester. 
  • Where possible please apply for credit at the beginning of your program, this ensures correct study plan advice.

 

Pre/Co Requisites

Please ensure that you have met necessary prerequisites by checking course guides - click YES in the Preqs/Coreqs column.

You are required to successfully complete relevant prerequisites in the program in order to progress to the next stage of your studies.

 

Important Student Information:

  • All core course requirements of the program including electives must be completed.
  • You must repeat any failed core course/s at the earliest opportunity.
  • Not all courses listed are available each semester.
  • Ensure that all enrolment activities adhere to the relevant census dates.
  • Refer to the Course Guides for further course specific information.
  • The university's policy and procedures can be found at: Weighted average mark (WAM).
  • For some programs/courses, students are expected to attend lab sessions See the timetable for more information.
  • Non-compliance to the Enrolment Program Structure (EPS) can result in delay of graduation and/or need to take additional courses. 
  • If you have any questions/concerns, please submit your query via Student Management Portal (SMP).
  • Please Note: Some Linked information can only be accessed if you are logged into your RMIT student account.

Further information regarding your program structure can be found by accessing the  Program Guide

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Year One of the Program

2022 Semester 1 Commencing Students

As not all courses run every semester, the following is the recommended sequence of courses for full-time students (without any advanced standing) commencing in Semester 1:

 

Semester 1:

COSC2531 Programming Fundamentals
COSC2615 Advanced Prof Development OR Program Option Course
COSC2737 IT Infrastructure and Security
ISYS1055 Database Concepts

Semester 2:

COSC1295 Advanced Programming
ISYS1117 Software Engineering Fundamentals
COSC1182 Usability Engineering
COSC2615 Advanced Prof Development OR Program Option Course

If you are planning on the research stream, do not take Advanced Professional Development.

If you started the program midyear, please refer to the Study Plan section of the MC208 Program Canvas Shell for recommended sequence.

 

2022 Mid Year Commencing Students

Please enrol into the following courses:

COSC2531 Programming Fundamentals
ISYS1055 Database Concepts
ISYS1117 Software Engineering Fundamentals
COSC1182 Usability Engineering

 

Please ensure that you have met necessary prerequisites by checking course guides - click YES in the Preqs/Coreqs column.

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IMPORTANT:       Please DO NOT select any Advanced Topics Options in Semester 1 (i.e., Kindly disregard the 'Select and Complete One (1) Course from Advanced Topics Options' statement below). 

Instead, please either Select and Complete COSC2615 Advanced Professional Development OR One (1) Course from Program Options.

 

Complete the following Six (6) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Programming Fundamentals 12 Yes COSC2531 City Campus 1144 1156
Software Engineering Fundamentals 12 Yes ISYS1117 City Campus 1157 1116
Database Concepts 12 Yes ISYS1055 City Campus 3422 1079
IT Infrastructure and Security 12 Yes COSC2737 City Campus 1181
Advanced Programming 12 Yes COSC1295 City Campus 1168 1123
Usability Engineering 12 Yes COSC1182 City Campus 1106
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from Advanced Topics Options: Please refer to the list of Advanced Topics Option courses at the end of this program structure.

AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from Program Options or Advanced Topics Options: Please refer to the list of Program Option Courses and Advanced Topics Option courses at the end of this program structure.

 
AND

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Year Two of Program

As not all courses run every semester, the following is the recommended sequence of courses for full-time students (without any advanced standing) commencing in the first semester.

 

Depending on the stream you have chosen (project or research), you have to choose one set of the following courses.

1. Project Stream:

Semester 1:

COSC1285 Algorithms and Analysis
ISYS1106 Software Engineering Project Management
Two (2) Advanced Topics Option Courses

Semester 2:

COSC2648 Postgraduate Information Technology Project
Two (2) Advanced Topics Option Courses

2. Research Stream:

Semester 1:

COSC1285 Algorithms and Analysis

COSC2149 Research Methods

Two (2) Advanced Topics Option Courses

Semester 2:

COSC2179 Minor Thesis

One (1) Advanced Topics Option Course

 

If you started the program midyear, please refer to the Study Plan section of the MC208 Program Canvas Shell for recommended sequence.

Please ensure that you have met necessary prerequisites by checking course guides - click YES in the Preqs/Coreqs column.

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Algorithms and Analysis 12 Yes COSC1285 City Campus 1246 1111
AND

Select and Complete Three (3) Courses from Advanced Topics Options. Please refer to the list of Advanced Topics Option courses at the end of this program structure

AND
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Project Option: Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Software Engineering Project Management 12 Yes ISYS1106 City Campus 1151 1112
Postgraduate Information Technology Project 24 Yes COSC2648 City Campus 1143 1161
Advanced Professional Development 12 COSC2615 City Campus 3419 1157
OR

Research Option 1: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Research Methods 12 Yes COSC2149 City Campus 1180
Minor Thesis/Project 36 Yes COSC2179 City Campus 1106 1139
OR

Research Option 2: Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Research Methods 12 Yes COSC2149 City Campus 1180
Minor Thesis/Project Part A 24 Yes COSC2389 City Campus 1107 1144
Minor Thesis/Project Part B 12 Yes COSC2390 City Campus 1108 1145
 
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List of Options Courses:

Program Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Governance and Change in Digital Business 12 Yes INTE2412 City Campus 1720 1705
Digital Strategy 12 INTE1030 City Campus 1560 1696
Digital Innovation 12 INTE1014 City Campus 1685 1693
Frontiers of Applied Cryptography 12 Yes INTE1127 City Campus 1449
Practical Data Science with Python 12 COSC2670 City Campus 1253 1195
AND

Advanced Topics Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Further Web Programming 12 COSC2938 City Campus 1213
Security Testing 12 Yes INTE2580 City Campus 1215
Big Data Management 12 Yes COSC2636 City Campus 2953
Big Data Processing 12 Yes COSC2637 City Campus 1160
Cloud Computing 12 Yes COSC2640 City Campus 1110
Cloud Security 12 Yes INTE2401 City Campus 1251
Computational Machine Learning 12 Yes COSC2793 City Campus 1185
Cryptography for Cyber Security 12 Yes INTE1125 City Campus 1425
Data Mining 12 Yes COSC2111 City Campus 1133
Database Applications 12 Yes ISYS1101 City Campus 1109
Database Systems 12 Yes COSC2407 City Campus 1250
Deep Learning 12 Yes COSC2779 City Campus 1178
Games and Artificial Intelligence Techniques 12 Yes COSC2528 City Campus 1175
Object Oriented Software Design 12 Yes ISYS1083 City Campus 1154
Programming Autonomous Robots 12 Yes COSC2781 City Campus 1098
Secure Electronic Commerce 12 Yes INTE1070 City Campus 1100
Artificial Intelligence 12 Yes COSC1125 City Campus 1094
Software Testing 12 Yes ISYS1085 City Campus 1103
Information Systems Risk Management 12 Yes INTE2396 City Campus 1450
Programming Internet of Things 12 Yes COSC2755 City Campus 1182
 

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Canvas Shell for MC208 Program: https://rmit.instructure.com/courses/46005

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Timetabling

Please go to the Class timetables web page to access timetabling information.

 

Material fees

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*Semester 1 classes generally commence in February and Semester 2 classes generally commence in July. Please contact your school for more information about specific class start days.

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